Whenever I unexpectedly find $5, I like to think the universe is telling me to treat myself. Because I live on MDI, I have no shortage of options when it comes to baked goods. The following are my favorite $5 (or less) carbohydrates (with a little help from my friends).

(I will say my limit as a person is I don’t like fruit pies, so there are none on this list. That said, there is something to be found for everyone, in every town.)

Morning Glory, Bar Harbor
Cheddar bagel with spicy cilantro cream cheese
This is a salty snackers dream. Not sure what makes the cream cheese spicy and herby but it sure is delicious.

Mount Dessert Bakery, Bar Harbor
Raspberry Scone
Blueberry scones may be a more ‘first thought’ (if a more Maine flavor) but the tartness of the raspberries and the flakiness of the scone is a great combo.

Pink Pastry, Bar Harbor
Whoopie pies
Martha Stewart recently picked some up on her way to the airport (Sugar Bakery in Trenton is the sister bakery of the downtown Bar Harbor location). Just sayin.

A Slice Of Eden, Bar Harbor
Mini cream puffs
This is the most traditional French pastry place of the bunch (they have Paris-brest). The mini cream puffs are rich and bite-sized.

Flowered Apron Bakery, Bar Harbor
Chocolate bread pudding
I haven’t got a chance to try this place yet (it is open on weekends) but Jennifer Booher says their chocolate bread pudding is divine and I believe her. (She also gets the photo credit for this post.)

Colonels Deli, Northeast Harbor
Homemade donut
Best donuts on the island in my opinion. I even got in an online fight about them once.

Milk and Honey, Northeast Harbor
Giant cookies
You can get a giant, delicious chocolate chip cookie here for $1 that has the perfect amount of crispness and softness.

Little Notch, Southwest Harbor
Their breads are on sale in local grocery stores for a reason. I like to get a demi baguette, but it usually doesn’t make it home to be turned into a sandwich like I plan.

Go support the local bakeries of Mount Desert Island and let us know what your favorite $5 spend was!

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